Geranium potentilloides var. potentilloides

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stems sometimes rooting at nodes, with recurved to appressed hairs, sometimes glabrescent. Stipules lanceolate (rarely oblong), long-acuminate and occasionally laciniate. Sepals 3.5–4 mm long, pubescent with longer curved hairs toward base and margins; petals broad obovate, 4–6 mm long, pale to mid-pink. Fruits 12–15 mm; seed brown to dark brown, almost smooth with shallow, small, elongate alveolae. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuM, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, ?Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. A common and widespread species of moist sheltered sites and high-rainfall areas throughout lowland Victoria. Often along river banks and in moist gullies.

Source: Smith, L.P. (1999). Geranium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Geranium potentilloides var. potentilloides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Geranium potentilloides var. potentilloides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory